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Dharma Talks
2014-03-13 Sutta Series: The Vacchagotta Suttas (MN(#71, #72, #73) 59:44
  James Baraz
We continue the Sutta series exploring the Vacchagotta suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya. Vacchagotta asks many questions of the Buddha. In a series of conversations, the Buddha expounds to Vacchagotta on such topics as whether or not he's omniscient, on various speculative views about what happens after death and if nuns and householders can be enlightened.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-03-13 When the Mind is Still 49:05
  Mary Grace Orr
Exploring the development of calm and tranquility in practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Month Long Retreat

2014-03-13 Buddhism and the 12 Steps: Week 3, Part 1 51:55
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Buddhism and the 12 Steps Class Series

2014-03-13 Buddhism and the 12 Steps: Week 3, Part 2 22:02
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Buddhism and the 12 Steps Class Series

2014-03-14 Brahma Viharas 28:16
  Mary Grace Orr
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Month Long Retreat

2014-03-14 Opening Talk 56:55
  Norman Feldman
This talk also includes Brad Richecoeur.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Qi Gong

2014-03-15 Brahma Vihara Practice 22:53
  Heather Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Month Long Retreat

2014-03-15 The Potential and Difficulty of Practice 38:20
  Brad Richecoeur
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Qi Gong

2014-03-15 Samadhi: Collecting, Settling and Resting the Mind 60:30
  Heather Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Month Long Retreat

2014-03-15 Happiness and the Gladness of Non-remorse 43:19
  Shaila Catherine
This talk introduces a series of talks on the theme of happiness, and addresses a tension found in Buddhism between teachings that emphasis suffering, and teachings that encourage profound joy. In the Buddha's teachings a distinction is made between sensual pleasures, and pleasures that develop through wholesome states of virtue, renunciation, concentration, or insight. Happiness can be supportive for practice, and this talk encourages us to enjoy meditation, to open to natural pleasures, and to cultivate delight in the dhamma, but we must understand if the support for our joy is skillful. By reflecting on our virtuous acts, generosity, and meritorious deeds, and by recollecting the noble qualities of the Buddha, we can delight the mind, stimulate self-respect and self-esteem, and inspire our practice with a wholesome source of joy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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